Messages on Spiritual Growth

Messages on Spiritual Growth

The Lost Art of Sabbath

We live in a world that tells us we need to always be producing. But God made us and knows that we need rest. Knowing we would never stop working, God commanded that we stop our work every 7 days and give him our time and attention. You would think we would all rejoice with the break, but it forces us to trust that God will provide for us even if we aren’t producing for ourselves. The Israelites First Rest…

The Lost Art of Fasting

Fasting is a spiritual discipline God offers us as a way to connect more closely and intimately with Him. It’s an opportunity to show him how serious we truly are about this issue in our life. So try adding fasting to the ways you connect with God and watch how that hunger in your stomach turns your senses towards complete dependance on Him. From Feasting to Fasting Last week we looked at the Spiritual Discipline of Celebration, and I have…

The Lost Art of Celebration

Many believe the Christian life is one of somber and serious quiet time with God. And while that is true for some of the spiritual disciplines, it has to be balanced with the joyous discipline of celebration. Jesus was a partier, and we should follow his example of demonstrating what God-honoring celebration looks and feels like. Not So Serious Today we continue to look at the spiritual disciplines that help deepen our relationship with God, but today’s discipline is very…

The Lost Art of Prayer

Christians know that prayer is an important part of their relationship with Jesus, but too often we allow our prayer lives to become tired lists of what you want God to do for you. In this message, you will learn a variety of different ways you can connect with Jesus through prayer to bring new life to your relationship with God. Prayer is the Basis for Relationship with God Today’s message is about the bedrock of every relationship: strong communication.…

The Lost Art of Bible Study

Many Christians want to follow Jesus, but they never make time to actually read God’s Word and see how Jesus lived. One of the Lost Arts of our day is to actually take the time to learn what is inside the Bible, to read it for ourselves and to put it into our hearts. If we are willing to do that, however, it will transform our lives. Message Coming Soon

Solitude and Silence

In our new series about the Lost Arts of spiritual discipline, we first look at the foundation of so many ways we connect with God – by putting away distractions and finding silence and solitude so we can hear God’s quiet whisper. Finding Stronger Connections With God Today we start a new series building on the great message Kirk gave last week. He encouraged us to make some New Year’s Resolutions to use four practices to help build a stronger…

New Year’s Resolutions

Kirk Irwin, and elder at the church, shares four New Year’s Resolutions we should all make to deepen our relationship with Jesus in the coming year.

Seek Godly Wisdom

When we think of valuable things, we often think of items with a monetary value. But the the book of Proverbs teaches us that wisdom is much more valuable than gold or silver. Wisdom offers a life of happiness and blessings as a result of wise choices made over a lifetime. Message The Thanksgiving season is here, and some of you may be facing delicate situations that leave you baffled as to how to proceed. Maybe you’re invited to activities…

Financial Management

Compared to the rest of the world, all of us are rich. As such, we need to think about our wealth the way God wants us to – not being arrogant, trusting in God and not in our money, and especially, being generous. Because we worship a generous God, He wants all of us to be generous in every occasion. And as we trust him and give to others, he will faithfully give back to us, that we may never…

Earthly vs Heavenly Treasure

In a materialistic world trying to turn our attention to all the new, shiny, faster, and better items which promise us a better, happier, more fulfilling life, Jesus calls us to something completely different. Rather than storing up the earthly treasure the world is selling, he tells us to store up heavenly treasure which pays an everlasting reward. Message Today we start a new series to see what the Bible says about “Treasure.” We don’t talk a lot about treasure…